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1986 American Racing Series season

CalendarEdit

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Phoenix Arizona April 6, 1986 76 1.6093=122.3068 km 0'37:58.23 193.266 km/h Steve Millen Kim Campbell Kim Campbell ?
2 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 8, 1986 75 1.6607976=124.55982 km 0'38:56.19 191.943 km/h Mike Groff Jeff Andretti Mike Groff ?
3 Meadowlands New Jersey June 29, 1986 44 2.7229356=119.809166 km 0'51:44.117 136.515 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza ?
4 Toronto   Canada July 20, 1986 42 2.8709912=120.58163 km 0'47:54.656 151.007 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza ?
5 Pocono Pennsylvania August 16, 1986 40 4.02325=160.93 km 0'40:52.11 236.265 km/h Jeff Andretti Jeff Andretti Mike Groff ?
6 Lexington Ohio August 31, 1986 31 3.86232=119.73192 km 0'44:41.550 160.741 km/h Steve Millen Steve Millen Steve Millen ?
7 Elkhart Lake Wisconsin September 20, 1986 19 6.4372=122.3068 km 0'41:23.38 177.300 km/h Mike Groff Juan Manuel Fangio II Mike Groff ?
8 Monterey California October 12, 1986 40 3.05767=120.3068 km 0'41:17.328 174.827 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Tommy Byrne Steve Millen ?
9 Phoenix Arizona October 19, 1986 75 1.6093=120.6975 km 0'37:11.24 194.740 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Jeff Andretti Fabrizio Barbazza ?
10 Miami Florida November 9, 1986 22 2.8709912=63.1618064 km 0'25:54.98 146.229 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza Juan Manuel Fangio II ?

Race summariesEdit

Phoenix race 1Edit

Held April 6 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kim Campbell won the pole. This was the first race for the series.

Top Five Results

  1. 5- Steve Millen
  2. 3- Cary Bren
  3. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  4. 8- Billy Boat
  5. 85- Jeff Andretti

Milwaukee raceEdit

Held June 8 at The Milwaukee Mile. Jeff Andretti won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 20- Mike Groff
  2. 1- Jerrill Rice
  3. 85- Jeff Andretti
  4. 5- Steve Millen
  5. 10- Stan Fox

Meadowlands raceEdit

Held June 29 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Fabrizio Barbazza won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 4- Tommy Byrne
  3. 2- Steve Bren
  4. 1- Jerrill Rice
  5. 14- Brad Murphey

Toronto raceEdit

Held July 20 at Exhibition Place. Fabrizio Barbazza won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 20- Mike Groff
  3. 3- Cary Bren
  4. 9- John Graham
  5. 8- Sammy Swindell

Pocono raceEdit

Held August 16 at Pocono Raceway. Jeff Andretti won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 85- Jeff Andretti
  2. 20- Mike Groff
  3. 59- Nick Fornoro, Jr.
  4. 4- Tommy Byrne
  5. 7- Sammy Swindell

Mid-Ohio raceEdit

Held August 31 at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Steve Millen won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 10- Steve Millen
  2. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  3. 15- Ross Cheever
  4. 85- Jeff Andretti
  5. 8- Billy Boat

Elkhart Lake raceEdit

Held September 20 at Road America. Juan Manuel Fangio II won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 20- Mike Groff
  2. 85- Jeff Andretti
  3. 9- Tommy Byrne
  4. 15- Ross Cheever
  5. 2- Gary Rubio

Laguna Seca raceEdit

Held October 12 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Tommy Byrne won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 71- Steve Millen
  3. 3- Juan Manuel Fangio II
  4. 84- Albert Naon, Jr.
  5. 6- Dave Simpson

Phoenix raceEdit

Held October 19 at Phoenix International Raceway. Jeff Andretti won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 3- Juan Manuel Fangio II
  3. 8- Billy Boat
  4. 85- Jeff Andretti
  5. 4- Davy Jones

Miami raceEdit

Held November 9 at Tamiami Park. Fabrizio Barbazza won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 3- Juan Manuel Fangio II
  3. 85- Jeff Andretti
  4. 84- Albert Naon, Jr.
  5. 71- Steve Millen

Final points standingsEdit

DriverEdit

For every race the points were awarded: 20 points to the winner, 16 for runner-up, 14 for third place, 12 for fourth place, 10 for fifth place, 8 for sixth place, 6 seventh place, winding down to 1 points for 12th place. Additional points were awarded to the pole winner (1 point) and to the driver leading the most laps (1 point).

Place Name Country Team Total Points                    
1 Fabrizio Barbazza   Italy Arciero Racing 145 14 - 22 22 3 16 6 20 21 21
2 Jeff Andretti   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 107 10 15 3 3 21 12 16 - 13 14
3 Mike Groff   United States Groff Motorsports 89 1 21 1 16 17 - 21 6 6 -
4 Steve Millen   New Zealand Truesports 85 20 12 4 - -
? 22 -
Hemelgarn Racing 17 - 10
5 Juan Manuel Fangio II   Argentina Ralph Sanchez Racing 69 - - 2 6 6
? 5 3 14 16 17
6 Billy Boat   United States Marsh Holt Racing 67 12 2 6 - 5 10 8 5 14 5
7 Tommy Byrne   Ireland Agapiou Racing 62 - 5 16 5 12 1 14 1 - 8
8 Sam Swindell   United States ? 40 6 - - 10
Cahill Brothers Racing 10 6 4 1 2 1
9 Cary Bren   United States ? 38 16 3 5 14 - - - - - -
10 Jerrill Rice   United States ? 37 5 16 12 4 - - - - - -
Albert Naon, Jr.   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 37 - 6 - - 2 2 3
Duration Racing 12 - 12
12 Brad Murphey   United States Louis Motorsports 33 - - 10 8 4 4 - 3 4 -
13 Nick Fornoro, Jr.   United States ? 30 - - - - 14 8 5 2 1 -
14 Ross Cheever   United States Brian Stewart Racing 26 - - - - - 14
Agapiou Racing 12 - - -
15 Stan Fox   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 23 4
? 10 - -
Cahill Brothers Racing 1 - - -
Agapiou Racing 8 -
16 Steve Bren   United States ? 17 - 1 14 2 - - - - - -
Dave Simpson   United States Bill Simpson Racing 17 - - - - - - - 10 5 2
18 Kim Campbell   United States Motorsports Racing 12 4 8 - - - - - - - -
Scott Wood   United States Agapiou Racing 12 - 4 8 - - - - - - -
John Graham   Canada Agapiou Racing 12 - - - 12 - - - - - -
21 Jim Busby, Jr.   United States ? 11 - - - - - - - 8 3 -
22 Gary Rubio   United States ? 10 - - - - - - 10 - - -
Davy Jones   United States Agapiou Racing 10 - - - - - - - - 10 -
24 Desiré Wilson   South Africa ? 8 8 - - - - - - - - -
Ian Ashley   United Kingdom Agapiou Racing 8 - - - 8 - - - - - -
26 Rich Rutherford   United States ? 7 3 - - - - - - - -
Ian Gordon Racing 4
27 Guido Daccò   Italy Agapiou Racing 6 - - - - - - - - - 6
28 Jan Thoelke   West Germany Agapiou Racing 4 - - - - - - - 4 - -
29 Jack Miller   United States Agapiou Racing 3 - - - - - 3 - - - -
Bobby Fix   United States ? 3 - - - - - - - - - 3

Note:

Race 4 and 7 not all points were awarded (not enough competitors).

Complete OverviewEdit

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R10=retired, but classified

Place Name Country Team                    
1 Fabrizio Barbazza   Italy Arciero Racing 2 3 - - 1 1 1 1 4 R10 5 2 3 R7 5 1 2 1 1 1
2 Jeff Andretti   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 8 5 1 3 7 R10 2 R10 1 1 2 4 11 2 8 R14 1 4 6 3
3 Mike Groff   United States Groff Motorsports 9 R12 3 1 8 R12 6 2 2 2 3 R13 2 1 6 7 3 7 - -
4 Steve Millen   New Zealand Truesports 4 1 5 4 2 9 - - - -
? 1 1 - -
Hemelgarn Racing 2 2 - - 4 5
5 Juan Manuel Fangio II   Argentina Ralph Sanchez Racing - - - - 3 R11 5 7 5 7
? 4 8 1 R11 4 3 4 2 2 2
6 Billy Boat   United States Marsh Holt Racing 11 4 6 R11 12 7 - - 13 8 12 5 7 R6 12 8 8 3 10 8
7 Tommy Byrne   Ireland Agapiou Racing - - 10 8 4 2 4 R8 3 4 8 R12 6 3 1 R13 - - 5 6
8 Sam Swindell   United States ? 7 7 - - - - 10 5
Cahill Brothers Racing 10 5 10 7 8 R9 10 R12 7 R11 7 12
9 Cary Bren   United States ? 3 2 7 10 5 R8 8 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Jerrill Rice   United States ? 5 8 4 2 11 4 7 R9 7 R13 - - - - - - - - - -
Albert Naon, Jr.   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing - - 11 7 10 R14 - - 11 R11 7 R11 5 R10
Duration Racing 9 4 - - 3 4
12 Brad Murphey   United States Louis Motorsports - - - - 13 5 11 6 12 9 11 9 - - 14 10 12 9 - -
13 Nick Fornoro, Jr.   United States ? - - - - - - - - 6 3 13 6 9 R8 15 11 11 R12 - -
14 Ross Cheever   United States Brian Stewart Racing - - - - - - - - - - 6 3
Agapiou Racing 4 4 3 R15 - - - -
15 Stan Fox   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 6 9
? 9 5 - - - -
Cahill Brothers Racing 8 R12 - - - - - -
Agapiou Racing 10 6 - -
16 Steve Bren   United States ? 13 R14 2 R12 5 3 3 R11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dave Simpson   United States Bill Simpson Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7 5 9 8 8 11
18 Kim Campbell   United States Motorsports Racing 1 R11 8 6 9 R13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Scott Wood   United States Agapiou Racing - - 12 9 14 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
John Graham   Canada Agapiou Racing - - - - - - 9 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Jim Busby, Jr.   United States ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 6 6 R10 - -
22 Gary Rubio   United States ? - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 5 - - - - - -
Davy Jones   United States Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 5 - -
24 Desiré Wilson   South Africa ? 10 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ian Ashley   United Kingdom Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - 9 6 - - - - - - - - - -
26 Rich Rutherford   United States ? 12 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ian Gordon Racing 11 9
27 Guido Daccò   Italy Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 7
28 Jan Thoelke   West Germany Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 9 - - - -
29 Jack Miller   United States Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - - - 14 R10 - - - - - - - -
Bobby Fix   United States ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 10
- Wally Dallenbach, Jr.   United States ? 14 R13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Ken Johnson   United States ? - - - - - - - - - - 9 R14 - - - - - - - -